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Authored by anonymous journalist via Al Jazeera
Water and electricity depends upon Israel’s will. It’s a proof that Gaza is a prison under the sky. People trapped like a furious tiger who doesn’t care how many blood will bleed out, but will continue to roar reclaiming freedom and respect.
Gaza’s power authority has said the blockaded enclave’s sole power plant will run out of fuel within hours, leaving the Palestinian territory without electricity after Israel cut off supplies in retaliation to the recent attacks by Hamas, the armed group that runs Gaza.
Palestinian Energy Authority Chairman Thafer Melhem told Voice of Palestine radio on Wednesday that the plant would shut down in the afternoon in Gaza, where about 2.3 million people live in one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
“This threatens to plunge the Strip into complete darkness and make it impossible to continue providing all basic life services, all of which depend on electricity, and it will not be possible to operate them partially with generators in light of the prevention of fuel supplies from Rafah Gate,” said a statement issued by Gaza’s authorities on Wednesday.
“This catastrophic situation creates a humanitarian crisis for all residents of the Gaza Strip,” it said.
The statement referred to Israel’s retaliation “as the dirtiest crime of collective punishment against defenceless civilians in modern history”.
It called on the international community to move quickly to stop “this crime against humanity and this multi-form mass murder”.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said “the fuel stock to operate the generators in the Gaza Strip hospitals will end tomorrow, Thursday, which will exacerbate the disastrous conditions in the hospitals”.
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— Alisa_Vasilisa (@Alisa_Vasilisa_) October 12, 2023
All of Gaza’s crossings are closed, making it impossible to bring in fuel for the power plant or the generators on which residents and hospitals have long relied.
Israel cut off electricity supply to Gaza on Monday as part of what it called a “total siege” in response to a mass infiltration by Hamas fighters into southern Israel on Saturday.
The Israeli blockade of the occupied Gaza Strip, in its current form, has been in place since June 2007. Israel controls Gaza’s airspace and territorial waters, as well as two of the three border crossing points; the third is controlled by Egypt.
On Monday, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said authorities would cut electricity and block the entry of food and fuel as part of “a complete siege” on the territory.
“We are putting a complete siege on Gaza … No electricity, no food, no water, no gas – it’s all closed,” Gallant said in a video statement.
On Tuesday, Hussein al-Sheikh, secretary-general of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), urged the international community “to intervene urgently to stop the aggression, allow the entry of relief materials, and restore electricity and water, because the Gaza Strip is facing a major humanitarian catastrophe”.
Water and electricity are essential resources for human survival, yet Israel’s blockade on Gaza has made them scarce commodities, Gaza is a prison, and prisoners do not manage services.
As a result, Gaza is facing a deepening humanitarian crisis. The Israeli government has imposed a “complete siege” on Gaza, which includes halting supplies of electricity, food, water, and fuel to the enclave. The last operational power plant in Gaza has run out of fuel, leaving the territory without electricity. Hospitals in Gaza are struggling to save the wounded due to dwindling supplies.
The situation is dire, with people trapped in Gaza like a “furious tiger” who is roaring for freedom and respect.
The blockade has left Gaza residents with nowhere to escape, and around a tenth of Gaza’s population of about 2.3 million people are internally displaced seeking shelter.
The people of Gaza are suffering, and the situation is only getting worse.
In recent history we had other cases of this “water and electricity” strategy for a wide scale siege.
Today who defines Hamas militia as terrorists yesterday also called terrorists who does cut electricity and water to civilians….
The Hypocrites and the “Acts of Terror”
Russia’s attacks against civilian infrastructure, especially electricity, are war crimes.
Cutting off men, women, children of water, electricity and heating with winter coming – these are acts of pure terror.
And we have to call it as such. https://t.co/3WY743k1iH
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) October 19, 2022
NATO airstrikes on Yugoslavia’s power grid caused extensive blackouts in Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Nis, the three largest cities in Serbia, Yugoslavia’s dominant republic. The attacks were carried out over three consecutive nights and left millions of people without electricity or water service, bringing the war over Kosovo more directly into the lives of civilians across the country.
NATO forces used high-explosive munitions to strike at Serbia’s five major power-transmission stations, causing damage that could take weeks to repair.
The attacks also damaged pumps and cut electricity to the few pumps that were still operative, slashing water reserves. Belgrade’s water utility said that reserves of drinking water had been reduced to 8 percent, and that 60 percent of the city was without water service. The attacks on electric power targets produced major power disruptions throughout Serbia, causing electrical blackouts and a lack of running water in many cities, towns, and villages. As a result of the May 22 attacks alone, some 70 percent of Serbia’s power reportedly went down.
United States adopted this strategy that involved targeting Iraq’s electrical power distribution facilities, but not generation facilities, throughout the country. The attacks were carried out with carbon fiber bombs designed to incapacitate temporarily rather than to destroy. However, some of the attacks on electrical power distribution facilities in Iraq are likely to have a serious and long-term detrimental impact on the civilian population. The loss of electrical power in the first Gulf War, for example, crippled basic civilian services, including hospital-based medical care, and shut down water distribution, water purification, and sewage treatment plants. The United States also targeted Iraq’s telecommunications infrastructure, largely destroying it. The attacks on Iraq’s infrastructure disrupted electrical, water, and sanitation systems that sustained millions of civilians, and the potential collapse of the water system in southern and central Iraq was the most serious humanitarian emergency of the war. The weaponization of water allowed ISIS to threaten predominantly Shia areas downstream in Iraq, without having these regions under direct military control. Control of water supplies gives strategic control over both cities and countryside, and water is now the major strategic objective of all groups in Iraq. The outcome of the Iraq and Syrian conflicts may rest on who controls the region’s dwindling water supplies.
— Aljazeera.net • الجزيرة نت (@AJArabicnet) October 11, 2023
— #سعوديون_مع_الاقصى (@Saudis2018) October 12, 2023
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